8 Great Color Pointers

This bold beach house's interiors will inspire you to make more daring decorating moves.

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Blue and White, Always Right
Deborah Whitlaw Llewellyn

Blue and White, Always Right

Navy and white lend a maritime-chic look to this living room. Kathryn and Elizabeth used green accents throughout the house to “mix up the typical nautical feel.” The bold, striped rug perfectly anchors the furniture’s simple upholstery. The use of sand- and water-friendly fabrics, such as terry cloth, is practical and beach-appropriate. Minimalist furniture subtly complements the dramatic color scheme.

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Lacy curtains, fresh florals, and plenty of monogrammed pillows are just a few of the feminine touches that give this room its calming and sweet mood. Pieces scored at thrift stores and flea markets were refreshed with paint, then artfully applied to achieve the shabby-chic distressed look.